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Ed Atkins

British, b. 1982

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Ed Atkins

British, b. 1982

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In high-definition video work, Ed Atkins explores the material and corporeal qualities of the digital moving image, often integrating collaged, drawn, and written elements into his presentations, or referencing works of literature. His two-channel video work and sound installation Us Dead Talk Love (2012) features a conversation between two digitally rendered cadavers that address issues of representation, narcissism, intimacy, and love, among other topics. For his single-channel video Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths (2013), Atkins used a motion-capturing device and Faceshift animation software to depict a male figure who appears to reside at the bottom of an ocean; the character recites a poem by the American writer Gilbert Sorrentino. Atkins considers Hollis Frampton, a pioneer of digital art, to be a major influence on his work.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
Biography

In high-definition video work, Ed Atkins explores the material and corporeal qualities of the digital moving image, often integrating collaged, drawn, and written elements into his presentations, or referencing works of literature. His two-channel video work and sound installation Us Dead Talk Love (2012) features a conversation between two digitally rendered cadavers that address issues of representation, narcissism, intimacy, and love, among other topics. For his single-channel video Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths (2013), Atkins used a motion-capturing device and Faceshift animation software to depict a male figure who appears to reside at the bottom of an ocean; the character recites a poem by the American writer Gilbert Sorrentino. Atkins considers Hollis Frampton, a pioneer of digital art, to be a major influence on his work.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Ed Atkins
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
Nov 27th, 2019
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
Why Artists Love the Eerie Sensation of Characters That Look Almost Human
Jan 26th, 2019
Why Artists Love the Eerie Sensation of Characters That Look Almost Human
The Istanbul Biennial Exposes Contradictions in the Human Condition
Sep 9th, 2015
The Istanbul Biennial Exposes Contradictions in the Human Condition
Manchester International Festival Offers a Radical Alternative to Tame Biennials
Jul 22nd, 2015
Manchester International Festival Offers a Radical Alternative to Tame Biennials
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